Alumnus, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, dies at 80

USC alumnus Jerry Buss, chairman and majority owner of the National Basketball Association Los Angeles Lakers, died Monday morning from kidney failure. He was 80. The legendary owner had been hospitalized with an undisclosed form of cancer in the past 18 months, according to a statement released by the Lakers. Buss received a Master’s of […]

Failed flight

Keeper Harrison James, a freshman majoring in creative writing, blocks a shot from a Bruin chaser during the USC-UCLA Quidditch game Saturday. USC lost to UCLA 150-40 after the Bruins made a quick grab for the snitch.

Letter to the editor

There’s more to USC athletics than football.   Football is and has always been king at USC. The football team is a perennial contender for the BCS National Championship year in and year out, and it deservedly receives the most attention, considering the national popularity of the sport. The problem is that attendance lacks in […]

Pac-12 Digest

USC Christian wins Pac-12 Player of the Week Behind  the play of sophomore Kaitlyn Christian, the USC women’s tennis team is off to its best start since 2007. The Women of Troy opened their season with four 7-0 victories and one 6-1 finish last week while Christian swept singles and doubles play to help lead […]

Analysis shows lack of women’s sports coverage in media

On March 14, Michael Messner, an expert in the sociology of sports at the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, spoke to Ms. Magazine about the lack of coverage of women’s sports in the media. He has been collecting research on the prevalence of women’s sports in the media, and comparing the coverage to […]

Many USC athletic achievements unseen

Matt Barkley. Dwight Lewis. Jennifer Song. These are students known for their athletic talents. They get recognized with scholarships and accolades. You’ve even read about them in this space. But it’s been a goal here at “Spittin’ Sports” to draw your attention to some of the lesser known but equally talented athletes on campus. Today, […]